Articles tagged: Texas Legislature

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Loon Star State: Out With Democracy

Texas Republicans have been up to some spring cleaning.

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer:...Read More

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When Your Birth Is a State Secret

Texan adoptees argue that they should have a right to see their own birth certificates.

Shawna Hodgson, a mother of four who lives in Tomball, learned about her deep Texas roots the hard way: As an adoptee, she couldn’t just pay $22 and get a cop...Read More

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The Lege This Week: Bitterness and Brinkmanship

Amid the theatrics that consumed the final full week of session, lawmakers still haven’t finalized much of their already-lackluster winter storm response.

Welcome to the 87th Legislative Session. Since the last session came to a close in June 2019, Texas has been hit by an unrestrained pandemic and a crippling eco...Read More

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The Lege This Week: Behind Closed Doors

With the end of session near, Texas lawmakers descend into the backrooms of the Capitol to hash out hugely consequential legislation.

Welcome to the 87th Legislative Session. Since the last session came to a close in June 2019, Texas has been hit by an unrestrained pandemic and a crippling eco...Read More

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Fighting Anti-Trans Legislation Takes a Toll on Texas Kids and Families

A record-breaking wave of anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced by state legislatures across the country this year. Texas lawmakers filed the most of any state, the majority of them attacking trans youth.

In 2015, after coming out as transgender at the start of 7th grade, 12-year-old Landon Richie traveled to Austin from Houston with his parents to speak to his r...Read More

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